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BY ERICA BATTEN North Mecklenburg town leaders say Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools responded “in a retaliatory way” after Cornelius and Huntersville opted into HB-514, leaving open the possibility of opening municipal charter schools. CMS officials recently revealed that capital expenditures from the $922 million bond passed last year would go to towns that had opted out of HB-514. Both CMS and town officials must respond to the imminent need for new school buildings in northern Mecklenburg County. Huntersville currently has 5,000 new housing units approved

for construction; Davidson has 2,000. Hough High School is currently at 116 percent capacity. Charter schools are like businesses in that they meet the needs of the marketplace. The public system is built on the promise that the community will guarantee an education for every student. The Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board in August voted to redline Huntersville and Davidson—as well as Matthews and Mint Hill—by eliminating capital spending for new schools in those towns. “The challenges we’re facing now See Charter page 22

15 vie for Top Women Awards Fifteen successful women will be recognized Oct. 17 at the Top Women Awards, one of the oldest and largest events honoring women in Lake Norman and Cabarrus County. This year’s Top Women finalists are a diverse group, ranging from small business owners and entrepreneurs to distillers and brewers. Business Today’s Top Women awards have a 14-year-long history of recognizing excellence, leadership and giving back. This year’s stellar crop say being true to yourself, doing more than what’s called for, appreciating diversity and staying humble are some of the keys to success. Nominees and winners will be duly honored. They were asked to write about their philosophies, what motivates them and what defines See Top Women page 6 Page 20-21

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While Hurricane Florence reached North Carolina during the week of Sept. 10, the extent of damage is still being calculated. Moody’s Analytics said Florence is among the 10 costliest hurricanes. Across the multiple states impacted by the storm, Moody’s estimates property damage between $17 billion and $22 billion, along with additional economic losses at $38 billion to $50 billion. Eastern North Carolina has endured two 500-year floods in two years. Agricultural losses in North Carolina alone total at least $1 billion. Jobless claims spiked by 12,000 to 214,000 in the week ended Sept. 22, according to Moody’s. Economists so far see a minimal impact to growth from Florence, which Moody’s says will subtract 0.2 percentage points from third-quarter GDP. The figures suggest that Hurricane Florence could be a more costly storm than Hurricane Matthew, which landed in North Carolina in October 2016 and cost the state $2.8 billion in damages and another $2 billion in lost economic activity.

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John “Mac” McAlpine organized the I-77 “Call to Action” which galvanized the business community in 2015. He was one of the protesters on the Exit 28 bridge last month. BY DAVE YOCHUM Transportation economist David Hartgen, a retired UNC-Charlotte professor, says the negative economic impact of the Cintra toll lanes over the life of the 50-year contract will approach $34 billion. In other words, the tolls—which NCDOT says will not reduce congestion on I-77—will pull about 6 percent out of the corridor’s gross domestic product. But back in 2015, I-77 Mobility Partners, the joint venture behind the project, said it would indeed “bring reduced traffic congestion, spur economic development through the hiring of 50-100 local firms and deliver a choice for North Carolina drivers at little cost to taxpayers.” Local economic development officials as well as political leaders were unaware of local companies that might have benefited from the project during the past three years. Jean Leier, director of corporate affairs at I-77 Mobility Partners, said then that they were “committed to regular and ongoing communications with residents, commuters and businesses in the area to ensure a successful and safe project.” At a public hearing on toll rates last

month, neither Leier nor I-77 Mobility Partners CEO Javier Tamargo answered questions from the audience. Instead, they shared an overview of project improvements, details on how to use the express lanes, along with the proposed toll rates and how they were determined. For a commuter to use the full length of the toll lanes during peak times five days a week would cost about $5,000 a year, said Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett. I-77 Express will use dynamic pricing to manage traffic flow and provide reliable travel times. A combination of roadside equipment and dedicated staff help regulate real-time toll segment prices 24 hours a day, which will ensure the I-77 Express traffic moves at 45 mph or faster. When the project opens, it will provide drivers in the region a new transportation choice in the I-77 corridor from uptown Charlotte to Mooresville. Meanwhile, business, particularly logistics- and manufacturing-related, will migrate south to South Carolina where increased highway access to the critical Charleston ports is a top priority, he added. Puckett said North Carolina’s economic leadership is realizing that the

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economic dead zone extends north of I-40 to an ever-widening upsidedown triangle centered on I-77 and the almost insurmountable congestion from Lake Norman to Charlotte and Charleston. Major highway projects historically provide a positive economic impact, Hartgen says. There will be a relatively small one—for the toll users. “Even though they are paying the tolls, they are getting order to make this work, their value of time has to be quite high,” he says. He estimates the economic benefit over five decades will be on the order of $600 million But the price tag of accidents alone will be about $3.2 billion over 50 years, thanks to a serious increase in traffic on side streets, Hartgen says. There will also be an additional $10.6 billion in vehicle operating costs, related to congestion and gas usage, Hartgen explains. The reason roads are congested is everyone wants to use them at the same time. “There has never been a serious effort here in Charlotte to spread out work times,” Hartgen said,

explaining that staggered start times could spread traffic more evenly. “A 10-minute change in start or end time can have a huge effect,” Hartgen said. But he was emphatic that toll lanes will not and cannot reduce congestion as configured. “I have no idea where that came from,” he said, explaining there is no data on projected increases in air pollution on surface streets in the vicinity of I-77. In a 2015 press release Leier said they “believe this project will provide a benefit to I-77 users as an improvement to their daily quality of life.” “With less congestion, drivers will have more time with their families or at the office, be able to make more service calls, and have greater access to goods and services,” she said. The big picture is troubling. Hartgen forecasts a 67 percent increase in travel times northbound and 52 percent southbound over the next 15 years. He pointed out that there was not an economic impact study done for the I-77 toll lane project.

Construction boom continues unabated in local markets From January to August 2018, construction spending in the U. S. totaled $862 billion, up 5.3 percent from the same period last year, according to data from the U. S. Census Bureau. Locally, the numbers are also up overall. In Cabarrus County, total construction costs, including new construction, additions, conversions and demolition for the first six months of each year were up 12 percent from 2016 and 110 percent from 2017. Because construction of large apartment buildings can skew the totals somewhat, it is important to note that data from only one of these three periods—January to June 2016—included estimates for multi-family buildings. The total value of multifamily housing in that period is $43 million. Presumably, similar construction in 2017 and 2018 was counted in the last six months of each calendar year. Looking at only new construction in Cabarrus, the first six months of 2018 saw $278 million, up from $149

million in 2017. New construction for the same period of 2016 was valued at $287 million, including the $43 million in multi-family housing and $83 million for schools and other educational buildings. New single-family housing construction has risen in Cabarrus County over the sample periods. Between January and June 2016, there were 726 new single-family detached units. In the same period of 2017, there were 755, and in 2018, there were 993. Mecklenburg County’s construction spending rose steadily in the sixmonth periods starting 2016 to 2018. In 2016, total construction spending from January to June was $1,919,068,121. The same period in 2017 saw $2,554,499,510—an increase of 33 percent. Total construction spending in Mecklenburg in the first six months of 2018 was $2,654,061,340, up 4 percent from the same period in 2017 and 38 percent from the same period in 2016.

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Salzman honored during trip to Washington, D.C. Auto dealer Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cornelius and Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, has been honored in Washington, D.C. with a proclamation from U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis that will go into the Congressional Record. The proclamation outlines Salzman’s contributions to organizations like the Humane Society of Charlotte, Lake Norman Lucky Cats, the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center in Charlotte. Both Salzman and his wife Robin Salzman run the dealerships and seek out ways to support the local community. “Robin and I just feel great when we

give back. I believe one of the main reasons we are so focused on operating a well-run business is because it allows us to give back in ways we never could have imagined,” says Jack, who sits on the board of directors of the NC Auto Dealers Association. Besides being a busy time in Washington—the Kavanaugh hearings were getting under way—it’s a busy time in the world of Chrysler Dodge Jeep. The classic Jeep Wrangler has been redesigned and “sales have been incredible and have outperformed even our greatest expectations,” Salzman says. But it looks like another car—the iconic Chrysler 300—is being phased

out. The rear-wheel drive four-door will cease production after the 2019 model year in favor of SUVs and CUVs, a cross-over vehicle that also includes the cargo area within the cabin. These are growth segments, unlike old-school—but exceedingly cool— four-door sedans with a lot of heft and in the C model, a 5.7 liter Hemi. “The 300 has been an icon for so long. It’s simply just an amazing car with a timeless design. It’s sad to see production ending to make more room for SUVs,” Salzman said. The production run began in 2005. It will be replaced in part by the Portal, a fully electric minivan that goes into production in 2020. For driving enthusiasts it’s painful to ponder: Automotive News says the Portal concept car had a retractable steering wheel and was capable of autonomous driving. Salzman says business is good. “We’re on pace in Lake Norman to have our third consecutive record volume year in a row. While business is very good around the country, it is exceptional in Lake Norman. We have seen a rise in new vehicle leases as well as customers opting to purchase certified pre-owned vehicles at a record pace,”

he says. This past spring, Salzman received the Time magazine Dealer of the Year award, one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious honors. A 1980 graduate of Riverview High School in Riverview, Florida, Salzman was the top-rated swimmer in the country for the 200-meter backstroke

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and competed in the United States Olympic Trials for the summer games in Moscow. He won three silver medals for Team USA in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Salzman accepted a full swimming scholarship to Auburn University, where he received a degree in business administration in 1985. He then went on to earn a law degree from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale.

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Business Today Irene Sacks Kannapolis, Director of Economic & Development Success is the confidence you feel in having general contentment with your life, having work that is rewarding, and having relationships that are based on trust and respect.

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success. Here’s a gem, from nominee Irene Sacks, the director of economic development for the City of Kannapolis: “We’re rebuilding a city that has been through lots of change in the last 15 years. It’s challenging, rewarding work. I love the people I work with, the community I work for and I love how every day is different.” Teri Lippy, co-owner of Eleven Lakes Brewing Co., has helped triple the traffic coming into the Cornelius tap room. “But as a human being, my most significant accomplishment has been my ability to use this business as a vehicle to help the charities we hold very near and dear to our hearts,” she says. Successful women lead from a position of strength and compassion. All our nominees are successful, the ex-

emplars will be announced at the 13th Annual Top Women Champagne Reception Oct. 17 at River Run Country Club. Successful women are also resilient. Who knows whom will win Oct. 17? Interior designer Starr Miller says her motto is “intentional curiosity.” “For me, learning is success,” Miller says. The judges’ criteria includes, in part, leadership skills, progress in achieving business or personal goals, charitable work, length of tenure with an organization, management of important projects or teams and ability to juggle challenging workloads with the demands of a family. We asked them to “Define Success”

Nominees Adrieene Bain Citizens Bank It’s often easier to view success in others than it is to identify it in oneself, but success is very individualistic. A mentor recently asked what success means to me and I couldn’t readily articulate a definition. If I can’t define success, how would I ever know if I’ve achieved it? Since then, I’ve given it much thought. Success is not about money, power or influence… at least not for me. It’s about living authentically Cynthia Team Owner TEAMCSI Success to me is knowing that I have impacted people with my purpose to a point of being remembered and called upon, time and time again to serve. I have surrounded myself with other talented people, drawing together, creating an unstoppable Team for success. It doesn’t matter which of my talents are called upon, God has given me these things to share.

LeAnne Powell Southern Grace Distilleries Success is showing resilience and getting up one more time than you are knocked down. We all hit obstacles in life. We all are betrayed by people we think we can trust. We all have bad days. Those who are successful are the people who don’t let anything be an excuse. They get back up and keep moving on towards their goals and take those bumps in the road as a valuable learning experience. Michelle Hoverson Above and Beyond When one reaches their sunset years and looks back on their life, they will not define success by the size of their home or the number of cars in the driveway, but rather by the lives impacted. I have been able to look back with a smile since so many lives positively changed through hard work and creative energy

Nicole Purser Purser Central Rewinding Success is setting a goal and giving it everything you have to achieve your objective. As you work to reach the goal, it is important to be kind and respectful to everyone who helped you reach the goal and especially important to be thankful for the help you received and the knowledge that has been shared with you by others. Sharon Washam Washam Properties LKN Success begins by working hard. Success must be earned and is a direct function of hard, persistent work. Success is not all about making money, it is about self fulfillment and service to others. If that happens, being successful from a monetary and position standpoint will fall into place. Also, goals will be met and achievements realized when you love and are challenged by your life’s work. continued on page 8

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Business Today Tracey Stehle Allen Tate Branch Leader Success is so much more than the financial rewards, it is about giving back to your community, helping others reach their goals and spending quality time with my family. Two things that absolutely make my day are 1) having an agent run into my office excited about hitting their goals and 2) my kids actually calling just to say “hi”. I am incredibly blessed to have found my passion!

Starr Miller Starr Miller Interior Design Success for me is based on learning something new every single day. I earned my Certification in Aging in Place Design to find new options for my 92-year-old father, 90-year-old mother in law and 93-year-old father in law to make their lives easier. My motto in life is INTENTIONAL CURIOSITY. I embrace change and always take the leap because for me, learning equals success.

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Heidi Hansen Communications Coach Success to me is not about how much money you may have or make. Success is about how you choose to live your life, the choices you make and respecting others. Success to me is to stand next to my husband whom I have known since I was 25. Reality is life has not been easy and we had to marry twice to get it right. To see our children turn into bright and respectful young adults. Helping my clients reach their goals.

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Nicole Orban Founder of Bigar Creative Success is waking up each day and putting one foot in front of the other. We each have our own definition of success because life is what you make of it. It’s not about how many times you fall, it’s about how many times you pick your self up and keep going. I’ve learned this through my battle with cancer, motherhood, and as a business owner. Success is happiness!

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Teri Lippy Eleven Lakes Brewing Co-owner After my days of traveling around the country for volleyball, I knew there was a piece of my soul that was not being fed. I immediately went to volunteer at the hospital. At that time we started the planning for the brewery. I made it a condition of my participation in the business that I would be able to use the tap room and our product as a conduit to give back to the community and to help those in need.

Success is and life balance. Working for financial and business success is rewarding and purposeful. Working hard provides satisfaction that surpasses financial success - confidence, desire to accomplish more and drive to improve daily. Nevertheless, family and loved ones provide the only meaningful context for “Why?” when the day is done. The fruits of labor and the joys of family sweetest when mixed just right...balanced.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman When you find what makes you come alive and you do it with your greatest effort, you have succeeded. If what calls you leaves your world better than you found it or changes someone’s life in a positive way, you have succeeded.


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STIP Project No. C-5621 The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present information on the proposed improvements to the intersection of U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) and Catawba Avenue in the Town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at the Cornelius Town Hall Community Room located at 21445 Catawba Avenue, in Cornelius from 4 to 7 p.m. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours. Please note there will be no formal presentation. The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be done via phone, email, online or mail no later than October 31, 2018. All comments will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. As information becomes available, it may be viewed at the NCDOT Public Meeting Webpage: For additional information please contact NCDOT Project Team Lead, Sean Epperson, by phone at (704) 983-4400 or by email at or Consultant Project Manager Jenny Noonkester, by phone at (704) 940-4787 or by email at NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Simone Robinson via email at or by phone at (919)707-6062 as early as possible, so that arrangements can be made. Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494. Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800481-6494.


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Gary Dragul Sept. 12. By Dave Yochum. A prominent investment advisor from Cornelius has been named as an unregistered promoter in an alleged real estate investment scheme in Colorado. Marlin S. Hershey, a principal at Performance Holdings in Kenton Place, was mentioned in an indictment against Gary Jule Dragul, 55, the president of GDA Real Estate Services LLC, a Denver, Colo., company that uses investor money to purchase and manage shopping centers and other commercial real estate. Hershey did not respond directly to a phone call or email from Cornelius Today and Business Today asking for comment. His attorney responded instead, demanding a review of this story pre-publication, which is against our editorial policies. He did not comment on the Dragul indictment. In Colorado, Denver District Court Judge Martin Egelhoff has signed a temporary restraining order, an order freezing assets and order of nondestruction of records, as well as a preliminary injunction for GDA Real Estate Services. “We allege that the Defendant [Dragul] engaged in a massive fraud by covering up the sale of one of the commercial properties from investors, and commingling the investors’ money from each of the businesses for no legitimate business purpose,” stated Rome. “The actions authorized by the judge’s ruling will allow for whatever assets remain of Mr. Dragul’s fraudulent business practice to be frozen and, pending a favorable result from this case, kept for distribution to those who have been harmed.” Dragul denies the allegations and

says he will be vindicated.

At least 175 investors affected The motion submitted for the civil case alleges that between 2008 and 2015, Dragul sold more than $52 million worth of interests in 14 different limited liability companies to approximately 175 investors. Investments were primarily sold in the form of membership interests in these LLCs that acquired commercial real estate using investor funds and loans. One such venture was the Plaza at the Mall of Georgia, which Dragul, through an LLC purchased in 2008 for $25.9 million. Documents provided to investors allegedly contained minimal information and virtually no disclosure of the risks associated with commercial real estate investments. The 22-page indictment claims Dragul and GDA engaged in a “course of business which operated as a fraud, in part, by accepting funds into this investment scheme and failing to disclose material facts to investors prior to making these investments.” The indictment says Dragul “used an unregistered promoter from North Carolina named Marlin Hershey to offer GDA promissory notes.

Colorado AG says Hershey ‘approached several victims’ “Based on internal emails, GDA was desperately trying to raise additional operating capital to fund the business,” the indictment alleges. It goes on to say “Hershey approached several of the victims with offerings of GDA promissory notes. He represented that

Dragul and GDA were very successful and that Dragul was worth millions of dollars.” Of course it’s possible Hershey was entirely unaware of Dragul’s true modus operandi. Unregistered promoters can get into trouble if they sell securities without being registered to sell them, both in state and across state lines—or aren’t aware of underlying fraud. The Securities and Exchange definition of promoter suggests involvement “in founding and organizing the business or enterprise of an issuer.” The indictment claims Dragul “misappropriated investor funds” for personal use by him and his wife. In one eight-month time period, the indictment charges, Dragul transferred more $3.8 million to his personal accounts, and more than $2.1 million to his wife’s accounts. The indictment says Dragul failed to disclose that he would “use investor funds to pay for his personal expenses, including but not limited to payments to Las Vegas casinos, credit card Marlin Hershey companies and liquor stores.” Dragul and GDA, according to the indictment, also never told investors of the true risks associated with the investments. They made “numerous untrue statements of material facts” before and after the investments, the indictment says. “The investments remain unpaid and past due,” the Dragul indictment says. Dragul and GDA also “engaged in a course of selective repayment,” the indictment says. According to the indictment, Colorado investors were repaid, while many out-of-state investors stopped receiving payments. The Colorado AG’s indictment mentions investors from Lake Nor-

man, Shelby and Fort Mill, S.C. The investments range from amounts like $50,000, $75,000 and $125,000 to more than $200,000. Local investors, who spoke with Cornelius Today and Business Today under the condition of anonymity, said they were out hundreds of thousands of dollars.

First investment property at 16 The Performance Holdings web site says Marlin Hershey has always had a passion for real estate, and purchased his first investment property at the age of 16. As “Principal of Performance Holdings,” Hershey specializes in the acquisition of shopping centers and other income-producing real estate assets, second home lot development and mezzanine or debt financing, as well as asset-based lending, according to the web site. Hershey crossed paths with the SEC 11 years ago when Charlotte-based LendingTree was going public. The SEC then said Hershey used insider information to purchase 2,250 shares of LendingTree prior to its acqusition. He was ordered to “disgorge” profits and pay civil monetary damages. No other principals or employees at Performance Holdings were named in the Dragul indictment. Dragul failed to disclose his outstanding debts or the civil suits from former investors, the indictment says. The Colorado indictment says Dragul misappropriated investor funds for personal use by diverting money to accounts held personally by Dragul and his wife, including payments to Las Vegas casinos, credit card companies, liquor stores and travel on a private jet. Prosecutors claim that failing to disclose these facts encouraged investors to continue their investments with him, violating the anti-fraud provisions of the Colorado Securities Act. According to its website, GDA Real Estate Services LLC, has been involved in more than 270 shopping center transactions in 15 states.

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How To Manage Your Time... ...So You Can SELL!

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Should you learn to say ‘no’?

We have so many ways to save us time in the workplace why is it we still don’t have enough time? We have faster ways to send messages, voice activated software that types faster than we can, apps that remind us to do things so we don’t waste time forgetting our tasks, and yet it seems we see sales professionals exhausted, not keeping up with their goals, and falling short of doing all they wanted to do.

Perhaps you could clarify your goals and train yourself to ask—before you say yes to one more thing. Which of my primary goals does this align with? If none, perhaps you should say, “no, not right now.”

Is your task list simply too long?

What is up here?

Time management done poorly becomes a stressor and a drain on productivity. Done well, it becomes a foundation for success in all you do.

Do you know how you need to spend time to achieve your goals?

out rushing—lowers quality—pushing other projects out of the way—not a good approach—or missing the due date—sullying your honor.

A clear, well-mapped path to another city allows you to stay on track, assess how to adapt the path without detouring too far off course if need be, and how to adjust your travel speed over the course of the route so you arrive at the right place at the right time, safely. When you set a goal, knowing where you should be on the path to that goal is as important as is knowing how much time you have left to reach it.

Do you monitor your time commitments?

Do you accurately measure time? Do you log standardized cycle times for repetitive processes? Have you measured lately to make sure? There are ordinary things we do every day we may be oblivious to the time they really take; you may find time “sinkholes” that surprise you. Measure ordinary tasks for one day just to be sure. When you accept a task or project do you log it in as a due date, or, do you also pause to block out the time it will take to do it? In sections or in one cohesive block? If you don’t do both at the same time you cannot be assured you will make the time to do it with-

Setting interim stops for a road trip gives us time to refuel the car and ourselves, offers an opportunity to assess our progress and refreshes our state of mind. Daily checks on ourselves offer the same appraisal of our work. Weekly or monthly reviews of our goals from a higher vantage point of both strategy and tactical plans allows for methodical evaluation, perspective adjustment, and can show us where we need to realign our efforts, energy and pace.

Do you accurately measure the value of your time? Time management experts often advise us to delegate things others can do better, or more cost-effectively than we can. Just because you know you can do a task, should you? Consider, does it pay me to do this? Could I earn more selling and let someone do this instead of me? If you haven’t calculated the real cost of doing simple tasks that there are hundreds of service providers with successful businesses doing for oth-

Is it possible you have just taken on too much, for whatever reason? Maybe you like to please people so you say ‘yes’ too easily. Perhaps you like being self-sufficient so you are still doing tasks you could pay someone to do for you. Have you failed to accurately log time on your calendar to do all the components to large projects so one slips away from you and a landslide

ensues? Has life served up a different set of circumstances than you could control but you have not yet admitted that; simply put, do you need to adjust to this new ‘life’? Are you using technology tools but not effectively gaining their benefit for whatever reason?

Manage your time well so you have more time to sell. Cheryl Kane, MBA, PHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a strategic business consultant, sales trainer, & professional speaker specializing in strategic planning and service quality. If you seek assistance in growing your business, need a business speaker, or have a topic you would like to see in this column, Cheryl welcomes your communication at email:

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THIS MONTH TRANSACTIONS…………….... 16-18 FORECLOSURES……………..........18 NEW CORPORATIONS………...18-19

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS These recent property transactions in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville were recorded by the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds.

Mecklenburg County 8/28/18 $353,000 South Creek Homes to Allen Nemric, Lot 325 Bailey’s Glen, Cornelius 8/28/18 $304,500 South Creek Homes to Randy Turer, Bette Turer, 17825 Coulter Pkwy., Cornelius 8/29/18 $482,500 Estate of Lilliam DeVera Goodson to Debra Scott, 17118 Niblick Ln., Cornelius 8/29/18 $929,000 Scott & Jean Hoffman to Adebola Idowu & Rene Smith, 19433 Mary Ardrey Cir., Cornelius 8/30/18 $342,000 DR Horton to Charles & Wendy Gupta, 11317 Trailside Rd., Huntersville 8/30/18 $532,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Nicole & Brett Begley, 12207 Potts Plantation Cir., Cornelius 8/30/18 $294,500 Laura DeAssis to Maribeth Chitwood, 17616 Harbor Walk Dr., Cornelius 8/30/18 $490,000 James & Kerry Lemonds to Alexander Rivchun & Rachel Langan, 188 Morrison Hill Rd., Davidson 8/30/18 $350,000 Kaela Savage to Tonya & Scott Phillips, 15805 Trenton Place Rd., Huntersville 8/30/18 $275,000 Ashley Nguyen, John Campbell, Eva Dlugosch to Veronica Walker, 11219 Skytop Dr., Huntersville 8/31/18 $336,000 Gina Elliott & Brent Simpson to Opendoor Property W16, 12712 Cheverly Dr., Huntersville

ON T HE R ECORD 8/31/18 $339,000 Open Door Property D to Kaela Savage, 14307 Harvington Dr., Huntersville 8/31/18 $325,000 Bertram & Sybil Barco to OfferPad, 16016 Cranleigh Dr., Huntersville 8/31/18 $425,000 John & Laurine DeSantis to Loretta Czernecki, 200 Spinnaker Ct., Davidson 8/31/18 $308,000 Kalpana Rawani to Andrew & Ashley Welkley, 15716 Glencastle St., Huntersville 8/31/18 $389,000 South Creek Homes to Ilya Yuffa & Valerie Adams, 17713 Morehanpton Ave., Cornelius 8/31/18 $422,000 Michael & Michelle Zanger to Keith & Kendall Charvonia, 14113 Old Vermillion Dr., Huntersville 8/31/18 $299,000 Frank & Keri Tallerico to James & Melanie LaPierre, 11247 Skytop Dr., Huntersville 8/31/18 $599,000 Richard & Melanie Stell to Christopher & Gwenith Reed, 13704 Chandlers Green Ct., Huntersville 8/31/18 $550,000 Alfred & Karen Geiger to John & Helen Dahlem, 203 Fairview Ln., Davidson 8/31/18 $375,000 Elaine & Elliott Cuff Sr. to Gary Zimmerman, 17105 Courtside Landing Dr., Cornelius 9/4/18 $362,000 David & Lori Hoe to Addam & Christine Campbell, 13644 Coteswotth Ct., Huntersville 9/4/18 $282,000 Chachi & Steffanie Sullivan to Amy & Douglas Cerasi, 20115 Beard St., Cornelius 9/4/18 $230,000 Stephen & Heidi Longwell to Patrick & Melissa O’Leary, 10605 Danesway Ln., Cornelius 9/4/18 $569,000 Sandra Hartwell to Frank & Suzette Picozzi, 108 Caldwell Ln., Davidson 9/4/18 $302,000 Darrell &April Mills to Richard & Samantha Carr, 15817 Prestwoods Ln., Huntersville 9/4/18 $470,000 South Creek Homes to Thomas & Jean Rorro, 11131 Bailey Park Nature Dr., Cornelius 9/5/18 $555,000 Ralph & Mollye Vick to Richard & Deanna Olson, 9815 Coley Dr., Huntersville 9/5/18 $376,000 Rakesh & Sonal Patel to Rohit & Ananya Gupta, 13313d Broadwell Ct., Huntersville 9/5/18 $500,000 Kevin & Amy Gais to Mi-

chael Barnhardt II & Deborah Young, 12324 Willingdon Rd., Huntersville 9/5/18 $370,000 Jason McRee to Jeffery & Sally Watson, 136 Spencer St., Davidson 9/5/18 $459,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Richard & Eilish Pappas, 12117 Potts Plantation Cir., Cornelius 9/5/18 $928,000 Young Hoe Lee & Jacqueline to Linda Lowrey, 18328 Peninsula Club Dr., Cornelius 9/5/18 $392,500 OfferPad to Jason & Sarah Searles, 12114 Willlingdon Rd., Huntersville 9/6/18 $252,500 OfferPad to James McGraw III, 15611 Chipping Dr., Huntersville 9/6/18 $1,647,500 Monterey Bay - Charlotte to Kristofor & Heather Foutch, 17613 Stuttgart Rd., Davidson 9/6/18 $564,500 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Maureen & James Valentine Jr., 9022 Borealis Way, Huntersville 9/6/18 $395,000 Theresa & Dominic Valente Jr. To Melanie & James Williams Jr., 14630 Northgreen Dr., Huntersville 9/6/18 $435,000 Gary & Christine Smith to Chad & Amy Sorensen, 15620 Glen Miro Dr., Huntersville 9/6/18 $300,000 Chavone Robinette to Daniel & Amy McDonnell, 9825 Caldwell Depot Rd., Cornelius 9/6/18 $367,000 South Creek Homes to Susan & Phillip Schmidt, 11036 Bailey Park Nature Dr., Cornelius 9/7/18 $1,150,000 Derek & Janice Oliver to Robert & Lauren Hession, 20722 Eastpoint Dr., Cornelius 9/7/18 $270,000 Shirley & Andrew Kelly to Cerberus SFR Holdings, 13313 Centennial Commons Pkwy., Huntersville 9/7/18 $230,000 Kari Bonnes & Jason Dillon to Patricia Lagonia, 19535 Denae Lynn Dr., Cornelius 9/7/18 $322,000 Daniel & Christina Simms to Justin & Laurie Culvahouse, 18802 Coachmans Trace, Cornelius 9/7/18 $325,000 Alan McIntyre to James & Frances Large, 20933 Brinkley St., Cornelius 9/7/18 $469,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Joseph & Lisa Cataldi, Luz Calderon, 12201 Potts Plantation Cir., Cornelius 9/10/18 $877,000 Anita Madalozzo to Michael & Annette Rowen, 17325 Connor Quay Ct., Cornelius 9/10/18 $540,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Jonathan & Angela Sklenka, 9315 Hightower Oak St., Huntersville 9/10/18 $425,000 Blue Ridge LLC to Parker 1 LLC, 19315 W. Catawba Ave. Suite 102 Cornelius 9/10/18 $789,000 Matthew & Bridget Cameron to Elisabeth Binford, 9120 Robbins Preserve Rd., Cornelius 9/10/18 $440,000 Theresa & David Lister to Anthony & Samantha Maglionice, 15024 Old Vermillion Dr., Huntersville 9/10/18 $1,100,000 John & Tracy Bradshaw to Jeffrey & Marlee Bodle, 16715 100 Norman Pl., Cornelius 9/10/18 $850,000 Robert & Heather Lutz to Derek & Janice Oliver, 17015 Jibsail Ct., Cornelius 9/10/18 $400,000 Michael & Nicole Cum-

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mings to Sean & Nicole Phaler, 12223 Kane Alexander Dr., Huntersville 9/10/18 $253,000 Lauren Dudley to Anthony Falletti, 17844 Caldwell Track Dr., Cornelius 9/10/18 $380,500 Keith & Cheryl Wade to Opendoor Property W27, 15420 Saxon Trace Ct., Huntersville 9/11/18 $292,500 Kristin Hill tro Anne-Marie Parrish & Lydia Parrish, 18629 Cloverstone Cir., Cornelius 9/11/18 $490,000 Holly & David Millsaps to Matthew & Rachel Noreika, 20906 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 9/11/18 $520,000 Cory Powell & Ella Vinson to Stephanie & Robert Ellington Jr., 11930 Ulsten Ln., Huntersville 9/11/18 $1,500,000 Kisuk & Fred Twogood to Dennis & Patricia Jones, 18329 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius 9/11/18 $322,000 Patricia Kirk to Garry & Martha Worley, 7825 Chaddsley Dr., Huntersville 9/11/18 $580,000 Geraldine & Emilio Blasse to Tho Van Nguyen & Tuyet Van Thi Pham, 14136 Shaw Dr., Huntersville 9/11/18 $322,000 Brett & Greta McCoy to Knock Homes A LLC, 13711 Mallory Baches Ln., Huntersville 9/12/18 $309,500 Benjamin Sell to Opendoor Property D, 19436 Coachmans Trace, Cornelius 9/12/18 $450,000 Shawn & Jennifer Cowley to Ann & Sena Condon, 9323 Standerwick Ln., Huntersville 9/12/18 $975,000 Cambridge-Huntersville LLC to AM Huntersville Market, Lot 2 Huntersville Market, Huntersville 9/12/18 $1,315,000 Michael & Sharon Stevens to Leroy Forerester III, Lot 108 The Peninsula, Cornelius 9/12/18 $506,500 Standard Pacific of the Carolinas to Brett & Greta McCoy, 17523 Julees Walk Dr., Davidson 9/12/18 $253,000 Craig & Debra Burger to Jamie Kopish, 964 Gardners Way Unit 4, Cornelius 9/13/18 $365,000 Christopher & Katherine Pope to Jacob & Sarah Powers, 15642 Gathering Oaks Dr., Huntersville 9/13/18 $1,000,000 Jeffrey & Sally Watson to Ram Krishnamurthy & Swathy Ramaswany, 1308 Samuel Spencer Pkwy., Davidson 9/13/18 $2,725,000 CBH Properties Huntersville to Huntersville Investments, Lot 4 Huntersville Plaza, Huntersville 9/13/18 $310,000 James & JoanHickey to Rita Workman, 14426 Colonial Park Dr., Huntersville 9/13/18 $412,000 Mollie & Ryan Bertoni to Jennifer & Robert Boles Jr., 21225 Baltic Dr., Cornelius 9/13/18 $466,000 Standard Pacific of the Carolinas to James Gibbons & Linda Luxenberg, 16909 Setter Point Ln., Davidson 9/14/18 $322,000 Lennar Carolinas to Sean & Tiffany Johnson, 11709 Maher Ln., Huntersville 9/14/18 $315,500 Aimee Knight & Charles Phillips to Mark Heard & Jessica Pendry, 14402 Holly Springs Dr., Huntersville 9/14/18 $1,100,000 Johnstone & Shyrock

Business Today LLC to Alison Davidson, 839 Hudson Pl., Davidson 9/14/18 $313,000 Maria Hayes to Kenneth & Gloria Toney, 11250 Skytop Dr., Huntersville 9/14/18 $425,500 Craig & Jenna Moravec to Elizabeth Patterson, 12911Old Grove Ln., Huntersville 9/14/18 $297,500 OfferPad to Bradford F& Elizabeth Pruitt, 8805 Oakham St., Huntersville 9/18/18 $750,000 Raul & M=Nildsa Vargas to Gerhard Baldaeus & Amy Gross, 17515 Springwinds Dr., Cornelius 9/18/18 $360,000 Dorothea Hollowell to Judith Judy, Lot 135 A New Neighborhood in Old Davidson, Davidson 9/18/18 $391,000 Cathy Onan to David Nelson & William McManus, 9603 Rosalyn Glen Rd., Cornelius 9/18/18 $499,000 Maureen Biedron & Henry Labudzki to Madeline Lerme, 13110 Hazelbrook Ln., Cornelius 9/18/18 $385,000 Joseph & Elizabeth Hoegler to Bobby & Linda O’Quinn, 10433 Donahue Dr., Hutnersville 9/19/18 $390,000 Kyle & Janette Hendershott to Leah Boyer, 2023 Northport Dr., Cornelius 9/19/18 $406,500 Mikhail & Diana Zilberdrut to Opendoor Property W35, 12422 Kemerton Ln., Huntersville 9/19/18 $232,000 Michael Best to Roger Hamilton, 19916 Lamp Lighters Way, Cornelius 9/19/18 $325,000 Kristie & Edward Fatscher III to Jacklyn & Jason Hoffman, 8111 Townley Rd., Huntersville 9/19/18 $321,500 South Creek Homes to Marlene Greco, 11127 Bailey Park Nature Dr., Cornelius 9/19/18 $291,000 Fairhills/RLT Harbor Place Brownstoness to Thomas German & Leeryn Howard, 249 Harbour Place Dr., Davidson 9/19/18 $235,000 Geneal Matheny to Robert & Betsy Whicker, 11431 Talleys Way, Cornelius 9/19/18 $365,000 Kevin & Jennifer Goddards to Katharine Cody, 15614 Sagefield Dr., Huntersville 9/20/18 $259,500 Bonnie Bishop to John & Sarah Schlagetter, 15723 Millbank St., Huntersville 9/20/18 $272,000 Christopher & Sheryl Kelley to Michael Elfenbein & Kailie Palmer, 15725 Chipping Dr., Huntersville

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Cabarrus County 08/14/18 $365,000 Matthew & Jasmine Huskey to Sing Chu & Siu Liu, 9575 Horsebit Ln., Concord 08/14/18 $437,500 NVR, Inc. to Matthew & Laurie Bedard, 4350 Oldstone Dr., Harrisburg 08/14/18 $1,653,000 Martha Bonds to FortiusRichardson, LLC, 21.5 ac. on Pitts School Rd., Concord 08/14/18 $258,500 River Rock Construction NC I, LLC to CSHP One LP, Ptnrp., 5418 Roberta Crossing Dr., Concord 08/14/18 $290,000 Olde Mill Centre, LLC to Emja Properties, LLC, 333 Office Dr., Concord

O n T he Record 08/14/18 $415,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas, Inc. to Benjamin & Shannon Arkush, 5202 Butternut Dr., Charlotte 28215 08/15/18 $251,000 NVR, Inc. to Mary Saunders and Ronald & Jacqueline Brantley, 1758 Scarbrough Cr., Concord 08/15/18 $258,500 Raymond & Christine Hernandez to Jeremy & Dawn Kimble, 6192 Roseway Ct., Harrisburg 08/15/18 $274,000 Javier & Maria Chaparro to Ronnie & Susan Freeman, 7332 Elbens Ln., Concord 08/15/18 $287,000 NVR, Inc. to Harvey & Camiko Credle, 1691 Scarbrough Cr., Concord 08/15/18 $399,000 Ronald & Linda Davis to William & Charlotte Staton, 75 Grove Ave., Concord 08/15/18 $359,000 John & Suzanne Auger, 11443 Cedarvale Farm Pkwy., Midland 08/15/18 $379,500 The Ryland Group, Inc. to Reginald Morris, 2187 Holden Ave., Concord 08/15/18 $340,000 Michae & Eileen Seets to Thomas & Anna Corey, 1513 Chadmore Ln., Concord 08/15/18 $283,000 John Hancock to Nushin Spry, 10832 River Oaks Dr., Concord 08/15/18 $374,000 David & Brandy Andrews to Christopher Fuller, 11602 Macallano Dr., Charlotte 28215 08/15/18 $342,000 Andre & Audrey Williams to Open Door Property W4 LLC, 9864 Darby Creek Ave., Concord 08/15/18 $306,000 Lynn Mitro to Kenneth & Joanna Swiggett, 4249 Shenandoah Dr.,

Concord 08/15/18 $303,500 Century Communities Southeast, LLC to Brian & Cathryn Morse, 11497 Cedarvale Farm Pkwy., Midland 08/15/18 $390,000 NVR, Inc. to Prince Nyeplu & Brenda Sarmu, 2126 Stone Pile Dr., Concord 08/15/18 $269,000 Harrisburg-Midland Properties, LLC to Raymond & Christine Hernandez, 3544 Brickwood Cr., Midland 08/15/18 $305,000 Wendell & Jennifer Fant to HP North Carolina I LLC, 4914 Juniper Grove Ct., Concord 08/15/18 $253,000 Karen Minter to Dawn Thrasher, 446 Riverglen Dr., Concord 08/15/18 $338,500 Eastwood Construction LLC to Nina Oliver, 3316 Locke Erne Ave., Kannapolis 08/16/18 $293,500 Racheal & Kenneth Crowder to Thomas & Ana Ulrich, 9716 Ravenscroft Ln., Concord 08/16/18 $320,000 Swaroop Venkatagiri & Divya Damacharla to German Camejo & Clara Macareno, 1312 McDermott Way, Huntersville 28078 08/16/18 $430,000 Jack Sumney & Tina Bossart to Gerald & Michaelyn Janiga, 8472 Penton Pl., Harrisburg 08/16/18 $500,000 Essex Homes Southeast, Inc. to Wendell & Jennifer Fant, 4343 Oldstone Dr., Harrisburg 08/16/18 $370,500 Steven & Eileen Coradini to Richard & Jamie Drumm, 8333 Pompano Rd., Harrisburg 08/16/18 $408,000 Kevan & Treva Lovin to James & Yvette Worthington, 8717 Haydens

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Way, Concord 08/16/18 $658,000 David & Jessica Weston to Susan Lutz, 4520 Davidson Rd., 28036 08/16/18 $370,000 Kenneth Boggs to HP North Carolina I LLC,5900 Astor Dr., Harrisburg 08/16/18 $310,000 Donald & Paige Loper to Christopher & Katherine Smith, 11446 Baystone Pl., Concord 08/17/18 $270,500 True Homes, LLC to Daniel McAllister, 369 Wyndham Forest Cr., Midland 08/17/18 $750,000 Stanley & Kim Golembewski to Joseph & Shannon Howell and Claudia Coulter, 383 Silver Oak Terr., Concord 08/17/18 $315,000 Mark & Tamara Martin to Robert & Angelique Butler, 5876 Heartwood Cr., Harrisburg 08/17/18 $350,000 Keith Gass to SL Goodman Road LLC, 1 ac. on Goodman Rd., Concord 08/17/18 $280,000 Michael & Jennifer Androwick to Perry & Joy Green, 5208 Almond Dr., Concord 08/17/18 $266,000 Carl & Carol Armano to Open Door Property W2, LLC, 3368 Merchant Ln., Davidson 28036 08/17/18 $422,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolina, Inc. to Ganashyam & Swathi Dontula, 1020 Old Trace Rd., Concord 08/17/18 $250,000 GT Properties of NC, Inc. to Adams Homes AEC, LLC, Lots, 2, 3, 4, 15 & 16 Accent Ave., Concord

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Iredell County 8/13/18 $389,000 Edward Donald Hance to Matthew W. Cook, 220 Beracah Pl. 28115 8/13/18 $275,000 Arthur & Leslie Leonard to Austin & Christina Graham, 1055 Briarcliff Rd. 28115 8/13/18 $320,000 Osna & Fernanda Fabricio to Connor & Ann Hayes, 269 E. Waterlynn Rd. 28115 8/13/18 $325,000 D.R. Horton to William & Elizabeth Erb, 120 Chase Water Dr. 28117 8/14/18 $388,000 Jonathan & Ashlee Noon to Opendoor Property W 7 LLC, 102 Jousters Ct. 28117 8/14/18 $407,000 Daniel & Colby Stellhorn to Gregory & Katherine Powell, 758 Wiggins Rd. 28115 8/14/18 $359,000 Kristin & Jason Brown to Matthew Campbell, 141 Bluewing Ln. 28117 8/14/18 $370,000 Mildred Wiggins to Greenlee Investments 401K PSP, 728 Wiggins Rd. 28115 8/14/18 $390,000 Edward & Candace David to Goddy Resources Inc., 151 Peninsula Dr. 28117 8/14/18 $510,000 Christian & Michelle Suarez to Ben & Sara Harkins, 141 Bells Crossing Dr. 28117 8/14/18 $298,000 D.R. Horton to Robert & Rosemarie Schill, 122 Chase Water Dr. 28117 8/14/18 $261,000 D.R. Horton to Gerald & Karen Gouge, 114 Queen Anne Ln. 28115 8/14/18 $320,000 Paul & Olga Perrett to Graham & Anita Saturley, 119 Pebble Brook Ln. 28117 8/14/18 $434,000 Epcon Blume Brawley to Sharyn L. Brunk, 107 Valleymist Ln. 28117 8/15/18 $324,500 Patrick & Bridgett Davis to Daniel & Dorinda Heacox, 143 Foxfield Park Dr. 28115 8/15/18 $438,500 Epcon Blume Brawley to Camille M. Lavery, 108 Wellspring Way 28117 8/15/18 $660,000 James & Yvette Worthington to Jay & Beth Schroeder, 197 Bay Shore Loop 28117 8/15/18 $392,500 Todd & Karen Kight to Daniel & Colby Stellhorn, 108 Ivyridge Ct. 28117 8/15/18 $532,050 Foundation Home Residential to Eric & Marisa Corser, 103 Blue Ridge Trl. 28117 8/15/18 $269,000 Curtis & Lisa Rice to Trung Dung Van Le, 180 Walmsley Pl. 28117 8/15/18 $334,000 D.R. Horton to Christopher & Lisa Wright, 119 Tomahawk Dr. 28117 8/15/18 $715,000 Jonathan & Kelly Idol to Mark & Dana Skidmore, 128 Frostcliff Ln. 28117 8/15/18 $630,000 Walter & Frances Smith to Jason & Kristin Brown, 104 Emerald Dr. 28117 8/15/18 $1,040,000 Thomas Gregory to Cheryl Peterson, 327 Doolie Rd. 28117 8/16/18 $600,000 Peachtree Residential to Nathan & Alisha Dinsbach, 116 Charthouse Ln. 28117 8/16/18 $250,000 Lennar Carolinas to Christopher Poderis & Lisa Dominguez, 133 Wrangell Dr. 28117 8/16/18 $447,000 Essex Homes Southeast to Helen Jennfier, 119 Beford Ln. 28115

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O n T he Record 8/16/18 $372,000 D.R. Horton to Joseph & Maria Cantasano, 123 Tomahawk Dr. 28117 8/16/18 $1,703,500 Teramore Development to Island Creek Land Company, 1342 Shearers Rd. 28115 8/17/18 $850,000 Andrew G. Tully to David & Rebecca Swartz, 267 Wood Duck Loop 28117 8/17/18 $367,000 Taylor Morrison of Carolinas to Michelle & Jonathon Simpson, 148 Stibbs Cross Rd. 28115 8/17/18 $527,000 D.R. Horton to William & Kerry Brower, 196 Canoe Pole Ln. 28117 8/17/18 $1,150,000 Celia H. Hunter to Debra & Robert Ruger, 305 Riverwood Rd. 28117 8/17/18 $375,000 Grande Homes Company to Julie M. Bilyeu, 275 Tennessee Cir. 28117 8/17/18 $347,500 Michael & Jill Savona to Kunal & Nikita Jindal, 113 N. Audubon Ave. 28117 8/17/18 $600,000 Angela M. Garcia to Brian & Rebecca Thomason, 104 Tuskarora Point Ln. 28117 8/17/18 $270,000 Lennar Carolina to John & Deana Giampaolo, 127 Congaree Loop 28117 8/17/18 $292,500 Natalie & Timothy Hayes to Duane & Amanda Baker, 106 Pavillion Ln. 28117 8/17/18 $390,500 Epcon Blume Brawley to Michael & Rebecca Sharar, 110 Wellspring Way 28117 8/17/18 $272,000 D.R. Horton to Margarita Luna Cordero, 142 King William Dr. 28115 8/20/18 $286,000 NVR Inc. to Narayana & Suseela Donthu, 135 Tetcott St. 28115 8/20/18 $250,000 Diane T. Miller to Frank & Josephine DeVivo, 106 Ashwood Ln. 28117 8/20/18 $300,000 Lauri Richter & Colin Hickey to James & Monica Dougherty, 167 Pamlico Ln. 28117 8/20/18 $475,000 Essex Homes Southeast to Patrick & Bridgett Davis, 108 Athens Ct. 28115 8/20/18 $263,000 D.R. Horton to Dennis G. Woodley, 138 King William Dr. 28115 8/20/18 $335,000 Susan & David Bergen to Michael & Doreen Rice, 135 Harbor Landing Dr. 28117 8/20/18 $399,000 David Loi Tan Ngo to Tiffany & Douglas Simmons, 120 Sansome Rd. 28115 8/20/18 $286,000 Lynn & Yahn Corum to Casey S. Yonemura, 108 Hedgewood Dr. 28115 8/20/18 $537,500 Peachtree Residential to Karl & Jessica West, 365 Cove Creek Loop 28117 8/20/18 $725,000 Donald & Sharron Cartwright to Travis & Christine Julian, 162 Wild Harbor Rd. 28117 8/21/18 $347,000 Lawrence & Andrea Seivers to Opendoor Property Phoenix 2 LLC, 116 Longboat Rd. 28117 8/21/18 $284,000 James & Paula Attanucci to Anthony & Morgan Lojeski, 198 Glenallen Rd. 28115

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FORECLOSURES Foreclosure actions have been started on the following properties. Items show the date foreclosure documents became public, owners, property address, lien holder, lien amount. After required notices are published, the property is sent to auction.The property then can be sold, not sold (examples: bankruptcy files or action dismissed without prejudice) or the sale postponed.

Mecklenburg County 8/15/18 Mary Ellen Horn, 16615 One Hundred Norman Pl., Cornelius 28031, Nationstar Mortgage $453,182 8/13/18 Kelly & Sheila Parker, 199 Goodwin Cir. 28115, Primary Residential Mortgage $130,000 8/14/18 Joel & Aimee Barbon, 185 Bellelaine Dr. 28115, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems $135,576 8/22/18 Bradley & Ann Clyne, 234 Royalton Rd. 28115, Bank of America $177,686

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Cabarrus County 07/23/18 Larry Jackson Heirs, 513 Spring St., Kannapolis, Wells Fargo Bank, $53,000 07/25/18 Ronald & Tanya Barnes, 69 Miller Ave., Concord, SunTrust Bank, $200,000 07/25/18 Randolph & Melessia Baker, 6191 Mountain Vine Ave., Kannapolis, Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $125,000 07/30/18 Stephanie Esstrellia, 910 Elrond Dr., Charlotte 28269, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, $218,000 07/30/18 ShelleyWhitley, Ann Carroll, Kenneth Whitley and Janice Whitley Estate, 9751 Troutman Dr., Midland, Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., $44,986 08/01/18 James Lowery, 1993 Quill Ct., Kannapolis, Bayview Loan Servicing, $168,845 08/03/18 Charles & Lisa Bell and Patricia Swiney, 77 Snyder Ct., Concord, Fifth Third Bank, $56,000 08/03/18 Tina Peoples, 382 Morning Dew Dr., Concord, Bank of America, $144,330 08/06/18 Shawn & Maggie DeMoss, 4572 Sunchase Ct., Harrisburg, Carrington Mortgage Services, $119,587 08/07/18 Roger & Joyce Honeycutt, 3249 Roberta Rd., Concord, Bank of New York Mellon, $75,600 08/07/18 Edith Holmes, 1621 Matthew Allen Cr., Kannapolis, Summit Funding, Inc., $183,332 08/08/18 Rita Guishard, 9642 Waltham Ct., Charlotte 28269, HSBC Bank, $169,600 08/08/18 Bobby, Tara & Robert Walter, 7321 Sagebrush Cr., Concord, Ocwen Loan Servicing, $84,227 08/08/18 William Henry, 1001 South Ridge Ave., Kannapolis, LoanCare, LLC, $57,000

08/08/18 JZ & Company, LLC, Zenobia Fleming, Johnny & Jonesha Wallace, 300 & 375 Graham Dr., Concord, 678, 676, 756, 758 and 674 Central Ave., Concord, 302 Melrose Ave., Concord, 745 Old Charlotte Rd., Concord, 79 and 81 Academy Ave., Concord, 266 & 268 Moore Dr., Concord, 163 & 165 Kerr St., Concord, 1010 Tennessee St., Kannapolis, 336 & 338 Hamilton Dr., Concord and 69 Yorktown St., Concord, D & H Investments, LLC, $885,000 08/10/18 Derrick & Tawana Wiggins, 9433 Grand Oaks St., Concord, Ditech Financial LLC, $155,600 08/10/18 David & Jennifer Chagnon, 2740 Keady Mill Loop, Kannapolis, Specialized Loan Servicing, $258,875 08/14/18 David Grapes Heirs and Cheryl Grapes, 684 Sunderland Rd., Concord, Bayview Loan Servicing, $30,867 08/15/18 James & Shannon Hudnall, 4181 Ringtail Ct., Concord, U.S. Bank National Assoc., $95,200 08/16/18 Paul & Stacy Christenbury, 7506 Untz Rd., Concord, Bank of America, $540,000 08/16/18 Drucilla & James Smith, 321 Lincoln St., Concord, Madison Revolving Trust, $42,059 08/20/18 Elvira Nurse, 1283 Farm Branch Dr., Concord, Pingora Loan Servicing, $192,474 08/20/18 Mark & Penelope Cothran, 9727 Starwood Dr., Charlotte 28215, Wells Fargo Bank, $87,000 08/20/18 James & Drucilla Steele, 2142 Grist Mill Dr., Concord, Wells Fargo Bank, $335,906 08/21/18 Gwendolyn Zambano & Janny Molina, 280 Morning Dew Dr., Concord, PennyMac Loan Services, $154,836

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Iredell County 7/26/18 Lashawn Washington, 13124 Serenity St., Huntersville, NVR Mortgage Finance $273,000

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NEWCORPORATIONS These businesses have registered with the N.C. Secretary of State.

Mecklenburg County 8/13/18 Blue Ridge Postage LLC, Robert Dubiel, 19115 Berkley Commons Dr., Cornelius 8/13/18 Boost Capital LLC, Matthew McGorty, 13813 Holly Stream Dr., Huntersville 8/13/18 CWA Investors LLC, Kelly McGlenn, 13016 Eastfield Rd. 200-350, Huntersville 8/13/18 Future Smile Foundation, Tarek Samy Abouseria, 19300 Statesville Rd. Ste. 100, Cornelius

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8/13/18 Inves Buy LLC, Walter Anders, 10701C Huntersville Commons Dr., Huntersville 8/13/18 Luv Brazilian Clothes Inc., Karla Braga Barbosa, 19507 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius 8/13/18 P2Account LLC, Mark Bodnar, 19720 Jetton Rd. 3rd FL, Cornelius 8/13/18 Terand LLC, Walter Anders, 10701-C Huntersville Commons Dr., Huntersville 8/13/18 Thomas R. Ferrell II DDS PA, Thomas R. Ferrell, 1019 Brookline Dr., Huntersville 8/13/18 VendWell LLC, Stefi Porter, 7519 Windaliere Dr., Cornelius 8/14/18 5535 Fairview LLC, Ben Rojahn, 12124 Farnborough Rd., Huntersville 8/14/18 Global Supply Innovations LLC, Michael Wildt, 9228 John Hawks Rd., Cornelius 8/14/18 LKN HVAC Inc., Dave Fersch, 360 Spring St., Davidson 8/14/18 Simply Sky LLC, Xuan Tang, 13024 Eastfield Rd. Ste. A2, Huntersville 8/15/18 KCWM LLC, Kyle Corgan, 18315 Taffrail Way, Cornelius 8/15/18 Life-Thyme Solutions LLC, Sandra Stewart, 21022 Burlington Way, Cornelius 8/15/18 My Education Resources and Solutions LLC, Kevin Richard Dunlap, 13016 Eastfield Rd. Ste. 200-335, Huntersville 8/15/18 Pavement Pounders LLC, Drew A. Richards Esq., 215 S. Main St. Ste. 301, Davidson 8/16/18 Academic Marketing Solutions LLC, Joshua Pettit, 9911 Rose Commons Dr. E 133, Huntersville 8/16/18 DCT Energy Advisors LLC, United States Corporation Agents, 10345 Linksland Dr., Huntersville 8/16/18 Logistics & Beyond LLC, Khiminyah Chavies, 10601 Huntersville Commons Dr. Unit E, Huntersville 8/16/18 NMB Holdings LLC, Michael Macleod, 1111 Inn Keepers Way, Cornelius

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Cabarrus County 8/13/18 Arbor Oaks LLC, Cordelia P. Andrews, 8642 Arbor Oaks Cir., Concord 8/13/18 Love Cover Multitudes LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper, 5620 Concord Pkwy. S Ste. 103, Concord 8/13/18 NC Quality Janitorial Inc., Alfonso Aguilar, 144 Cabarrus Ave. W Ste. C, Concord 8/13/18 Place to be Travel LLC, Anntionette Hymes, 789 Mott Shue Dr. SW, Concord 8/13/18 Rockwell Investments I LLC, Erika Mendoza, 6000 Ashebrook Dr., Concord 8/14/18 Awo’s Catering LLC, Mawufemor Amenumey, 195 Mid Cape St. SW Apt. 108, Concord 8/14/18 FR Logo Sales Inc., Brenda Smith, 7075 Aviation Blvd., Concord 8/14/18 H.O.P.E. Therapeutics LLC, Laura M. Fisher, 300 Sutro Forest Dr., Concord 8/14/18 Healthy Fixin’s LLC, Tracie Towery,

560 Faith Dr. SW, Concord 8/14/18 Infinite Trucking LLC, Minerva Lopez, 8611 Concord Mills Blvd. #188, Concord 8/14/18 JAMB Real Estate LLC, Stephanie L. Cooper, 5620 Concord Pkwy. S Ste. 103, Concord 8/14/18 Kara events LLC, Tashanay Younger, 1560 Duckhorn St. NW, Concord 8/14/18 Rodz Cleaning LLC, Amittay Rodriguez, 2866 Island Point Dr. NW, Concord 8/14/18 Silver Hill Primitive Baptist Church Inc., Plyler L. Hemphill, 162 Penrod Dr. SW, Concord 8/15/18 A-Z Backflow Testing & Maintenance LLC, Tyler Greene, 4847 Asherton Pl. NW, Concord 8/16/18 88 Keys Investments LLC, Karen Troutman Barbee, 28 Burrage Rd. NE, Concord

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Iredell County 8/13/18 Kutuza Alexander Safonovich PLLC, Alexander Kutuza, 491 Williamson Rd. Ste. 208 28117 8/14/18 LithiumHub LLC, Martin Koebler, 115 Denver Business Park Dr. Unit C 28115 8/14/18 Mecor Solutions LLC, Rosa M. Turner, 102 Fleishhacker Pl. 28117 8/14/18 Premier Trucking Solutions Inc., Amanda St. Clair, 130 Ridge Bluff Rd. 28115 8/14/18 Taz Consulting Inc., Melvin G. Spiese, 359 Agnew Rd. 28117 8/15/18 BDH Ventures LLC, Bethany Hanby, 162 B N. Broad St. 28115 8/15/18 Community First Homes LLC, Douglas A. Johnson, 113 Brockton Ln. 28117 8/15/18 MLM Group Inc., Matthew Murphy, 123 Palos Verde Dr. 28117 8/15/18 Wood Duck Research Inc., Mark C. Davis, 129 Wood Duck Loop 28117 8/16/18 Abermann Inc., Michael Abberger, 661 Faith Rd. 28115 8/16/18 Casa Creations LLC, Francis E. Bruning II, 106 Langtree Village Dr. Ste. 301 28117 8/16/18 Human Factors Agility Consulting LLC, James Wallace, 125 Branchview Dr. 28115 8/16/18 Pilot Benefits Group LLC, Jeneen Coffey, 153 N. Arcadian Way 28117 8/16/18 Procor Automotive Corp., Eric Kozlowski, 119 Eastbend Ct. Ste. 16 28117 8/16/18 SABL Enterprises LLC, Bethany Anne Woody, 157 Palmer Marsh Pl. 28117 8/17/18 Bayesian Minds LLC, Sean Kevin Treadway, 132 Woodstream Cir. 28117 8/17/18 J and Son Contracting LLC, Jaime Lee Light, 186 Oak Tree Rd. 28117

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H OT PROPERTIES Home prices nationally are up slightly from 2006 peak Measured from its June 2006 peak, home prices are up on average 3.5 percent, based on surveys in the 20 large markets like Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington D.C. But David M. Blitzer, managing director at S&P Dow Jones, says year-

over-year and monthly gains are slowing down. Fifteen of 20 cities saw smaller monthly increases in July 2018 than in July 2017. Sales of existing single family homes have dropped each month for the last six months and are now at the level of July 2016.

Home prices are still rising • The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 6 percent annual gain in July, down from 6.2 percent in the previous month. • Las Vegas, Seattle and San Francisco continued to report the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities, with year-over-year price increases of 13.7 percent, 12.1 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively. • Charlotte prices year-over-year are up 5.6 percent according to CaseShiller

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7537 Sahalee Drive A 5,690-square-foot home at 7357 Sahalee Drive in the Verdict Ridge development has sold for $950,000 after being listed at $998,500 by Frank Free at Lake Realty. The house, which has a tax value of $755,000, sits on the 10th hole at Verdict Ridge Country Club. It has an elevator as well as floor-to-ceiling windows with remote-controlled blinds. The three-car garage is 26 feet by 39 feet. Crystal Fry of Lake Norman Realty represented the buyers. The house was on the market only eight days.

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For $1.65 million you can buy a flat, buildable lot in Cornelius, and it’s two-thirds of an acre. Oh yeah, it has awesome lake views, 140 feet of shoreline and there’’s not a house to tear down. Broker Chris Pape says the former farmland has been in the same family—the Halls—going back to the 1700s. An old barn was torn down, making room for a 5,000-plus square foot home. Tear-downs are a thing in Cornelius where waterfront lots for high-price homes are few and far between. “A lot of buyers like the idea of new construction, and some don’t

like the idea of going in and tearing down an existing home,” Pape says, explaining that he is talking to a builder about a joint listing—one with just the lot and the other with plans for a new house. Pape, who is with Coldwell Banker in Cornelius, has been a broker for two years, following a 20-year career in video production. He works with wife Dana, a former Air Force officer. They moved multiple times over the course of 13 years, selling and buying houses, learning “first-hand how important a steady stream of communication was” to the success of every deal.

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Bronze Sponsors 19140 Peninsula Club Drive in Cornelius sold for $1,135,000 Mike Shula, the offensive coordinator for the Panthers from 2013 to 2017, has sold his house in the La Reserve section in The Peninsula. Located directly across from the clubhouse, The 3,753 square foot English cottage style home has nice cove views from a wall of windows. The house has an open floor plan, a three-car garage and rough-hewn beams in the great room

and a large, covered flagstone patio with a fireplace overlooking the lake. Dixie Dean and Christina Stone with Allen Tate had the listing; Jillian Mack, also with Allen Tate, represented the buyers. It was on the market three days. Shula is now the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

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are not new,” said former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Karen Bentley. “This is really a supply and demand issue.” Regional businesses have a stake here, too. Industry relies on schools to educate future employees in basics like math and reading as well as soft skills such as interpersonal communication, appropriate attire and time management. Good schools are intrinsic to economic development. Huntersville Commissioner Mark Gibbons said the population boom around Lake Norman leaves local leaders with limited options when it comes to schools. They can do nothing, leaving decisions in the hands of the school system. They can work with CMS to try to make schools smaller and more manageable. They could partner with private charter schools. Or, they can create municipal charter schools, which are supported by town taxes and offer preferential admission to town residents. That’s the option established by HB-

514, which passed into law in June. The bill was introduced by Matthews Representative Bill Brawley last year amidst similar pressures from population growth in Charlotte’s southern suburbs. HB-514 addresses the belief that expanding the public school system isn’t always the smartest option. Economies of scale don’t apply to public schools, said Bentley. “More school districts are consolidating while costs have risen,” she said. Ivonne Reed, a volunteer with Charter Schools USA, said the education management company is set to open West Lake Preparatory Academy in Denver next year. It operates six other schools in North Carolina, including Iredell Charter Academy, Langtree Charter Academy and Cabarrus Charter Academy. Charter Schools USA and other charter school companies have helped

Kurt Nass, Karen Bentley towns establish charter schools, managing everything from planning and design to financing, construction and operations. Whether public or private, schools are an important economic engine in any region. They employ developers and construction labor, teachers, coaches, administration, nutrition and

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transportation workers. North Carolina currently has 173 charter schools, a number that has nearly doubled since the state lifted its charter school cap of 100 in 2012. Unlike traditional public schools, state charter schools have no curriculum requirements and no restrictions on classroom size or the school calendar. They are not required to provide free and reduced-price meals to students from low-income families. Only 50 percent of charter school teachers must hold a license. However much charter schools differ from traditional public schools, demand is often quite high. According to nonprofit organization Public Schools First NC, charter school students comprise almost 7 percent of North Carolina’s total public school population. The region’s three major charter schools have a waiting list of more than 12,000 students, Cornelius Commissioner Kurt Naas said. People in the business world are often proponents of charter schools simply because they provide an element of competition. Unlike public schools, charter schools will be closed if they are unable to operate successfully. The higher stakes mean that charter schools are often more open to varied philosophies and curricula than public schools while having to choose carefully in order to survive. “Because of their rigorous and innovative models, charter schools have successfully prepared millions of students who might otherwise have been left behind for careers and college,” said Gerard Robinson, an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “If that is not a determinant of economic growth, what is?”

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The subject of diversity carries fresh urgency, with racial inequalities in the headlines, civil unrest reappearing and immigration igniting debate – even as the US grows ever-more diverse. This engaging report by diversity adviser Lauren Leader-Chivée makes a data-driven case that US businesses and civic institutions must prepare for a society in which members of minority groups will make up more than half the population within a few decades. No one escapes scrutiny here – business, government, educators and the media all must do more to give women and minorities a voice. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends LeaderChivée’s persuasive case for championing diversity to HR professionals, executives, community activists and those who work with US immigration policy.

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